These shopping apps save me a fortune each month – why not try them and see for yourself?
Why not try making the cost of your smart phone work for you? There are several free smart phone apps available that can help you cut the cost of your grocery shopping each week. You simply buy the product listed then upload a photo of the receipt for a part or full refund on what you have bought.
I usually go through each of these apps before going shopping to see what offers they have and so I can plan meals. Some of offers are only available at certain supermarkets so I usually make a list of what to buy from where before I go.
Checkoutsmart is my favourite of the free shopping apps as it seems to have the most offers and is the easiest to use. You can find it here
I have recently had the following items FREE from this app; baby food, crisps, yogurts, dessert pots, cider, sugar, frozen cod and spices. There is also a competition to win a £100 voucher when you upload your receipt so make sure you enter that too! Payment is when you have £5 in your account for a small fee or free when you reach £20 or over.
The Clicksnap app is linked to the cashback site Quidco. It has many of the same offers as the checkoutsmart app which is great as you often get to double up on freebies. However, you will need a separate receipt for any items you plan to also claim for CheckoutSmart. Payout is over £1 and can be requested via their website.
If you are not already a member of Quidco you can join here
There is also the Topcashback app which is very similar to the two apps above. You can sign up to Topcashback here if you have not done so already. Again you will need a separate receipt to the two apps above. Payment can be requested on the Topcashback website. When on the app you will need to go the ‘Groceries section’ to find the offers.
Shopmium works in thesame way as the other apps listed above. You can use my code KMFUKCCQ for a free Lindt reindeer when you sign up! (registration must be via the app and not via the website) They pay refunds via Paypal.
Shopitize is similar to the above apps, it tends to have fewer offers but is still worth using. You can combine offers from this app with the others as it is totally separate. They usually have cashback on everyday items such as milk, bread, broccoli, lettuce and pasta and you will need to scan items bar-codes in-store to make sure you have the right product. Payment is free by BACS or for a small fee via Paypal.
GreenJinn is the newest shopping app on the block and offers are currently only for Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. They had some fantastic offers over Halloween including a free Pumpkin and a free spooky cake. My cashback was awarded within minutes of my receipt being uploaded which was excellent.
O2 is an app for customers using the O2 network and is great for freebies and treats. You show a code on the app instore and the item is free or discounted. They have lots of great freebies from places including Hotel Chocolat and WH Smiths. If O2 isn’t your current mobile provider you can get a free simcard to use here.
Great offers on this app include £1 lunch offers from Boots and Dominos. You can also get free hot drinks from Cafe nero and free sweets from WH Smiths.
Zeek is an app that lets you buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers at a discounted price. So if you’re planning on spending say, £100, in Sainsbury’s, there may be a voucher on there discounted to £80 saving you £20 on what you were going to spend anyway. Use my code 2PYGZL for £5 off your first purchase. You can also sell gift vouchers you don’t want for cash, minus a small admin fee.
By combining offers from all of these apps I am able to save hundreds of pounds each year on my groceries bill. This has enabled me to keep my shopping bill to just £50 per month, something you can read all about here
These apps are also great for collecting free food for donations to local food banks and charities.